Sunday, May 25, 2008

I Am A Soldier

(Please pardon my absence for the past several weeks, but job duties plus a brief family vacation has kept me busy and away from the computer. If you are interested in some pictures of my family's vacation, please check out the link to my daughter's blog, Courtney's Contemplations, which is found on the side panel of my blog page.)

"I Am A Soldier" by Cindye Coats, May 27, 2005

I am a soldier in the army of my God.
The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer.
The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, Prayer, and the Word are my weapons of Warfare.

I have been taught by the Holy Spirit,
...trained by experience,
....tried by adversity,
....and tested by fire.

I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity.
I will either retire in this Army or die in this Army;
But, I will not get out,
...sell out talked out
....or pushed out.
I am faithful, reliable, capable, and dependable.
If my God needs, me, I am there.

I am a soldier.
I am not a baby.
I do not need to be pampered,
....primed up,
....pumped up,
....picked up,
....or pepped up.

I am a soldier.
No one has to call me,
...remind me,
....write me,
....visit me,
....entice me,
....or lure me.

I am a soldier.
I am not a wimp.
I am in place,
...saluting my King,
....obeying His orders,
....praising His name,
....and building His Kingdom!

No one has to send me flowers,
gifts, food, cards, candy,
or give me handouts.

I do not need to be cuddled,
cradled, cared for, or catered to.

I am committed.
I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around.
I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside.
I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit.

When Jesus called me into this Army, I had nothing.
If I end up with nothing, I will still come out even.
I will win.

My God will supply all my needs.
I am more than a conqueror.
I will always triumph.
I can do all things through Christ.

Devils cannot defeat me.
People cannot disillusion me.
Weather cannot weary me.
Sickness cannot stop me.
Battles cannot beat me.
Money cannot buy me.
Governments cannot silence me,
and Hell cannot handle me!

I am a soldier.
Even death cannot destroy me.
For when my Commander calls me from this battlefield,
He will promote me to a captain.

I am a soldier, in the Army,
I'm marching, claiming victory.
I will not give up.
I will not turn around.
I am a soldier, marching, Heaven bound.
Here I stand!
Will you stand with me?

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Blogger Christopher Cline said...

Love It!

Lord Bless...

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Bro. Christopher,

Thanks for stopping by... I hope you and your family are enjoying the Memorial Day weekend!!!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Jerry Bouey said...

That is a pretty good poem. Do you know the author? Would it be possible to contact her to see if I can post it on my poetry blog?

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Bro. Jerry,

No, I do not know the author of that poem... it was copied from a post on an email list during the Memorial Day period I do believe.

Possibly a google search may assist you find her contact info???

7:01 PM  

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